Vintage US Military Down Filled Evacuation Sleeping Bag/Blanket. Timeline: Korean War Era Condition: New, but stored for decades.Ma de for the Military with Superior Materials and Workmanship NOT A CHEAP INFERIOR IMITATION! Imagine snuggling up inside this oversized mummy-style sleeping bag, generously filled with luxurious down and feather Yes, the real deal - none of those synthetic fillings! It's like sleeping on a cloud, but with the ruggedness of a battle-hardened warrior. Ice and snow, meet your match. Please note, this baby is no lightweight.
At around 13lbs, it's as heavy-duty as it gets. This means it's more suited for base camps and cozy nights indoors - not for a quick hike in the woods. This is the real deal - genuine US Army gear designed to withstand the harshest conditions. Embrace the warmth, embrace the history.
Down/feather filled (before synthetics fills). Genuine US Army, Korean War era. Condition: New, but store by military for decades (recommend sunning bathing bag, to freshen before use unless you miss military warehouse scent).CLEANING RECOMMENDATIONS DOWN-FILLED BAGS 1. Sponge spots with small amounts of MILD SOAP or SPECIAL DOWN-CLEANERS (examples: "Nu Down" and "Nikwax"). Water should be warm - NOT HOT and rinse area well. For general cleaning, SOAK in a large tub (bath or laundry sink). DRYING - A wet down bag is heavy and fill can come apart if not handled with care.
LET STAND for several hours in the bathtub. Then PRESS OUT as much water as possible.DO NOT TWIST OR WRING. Then carefully lift out, spin in washer or let hang until damp. Warning: a wet down bag may unbalance washer. When damp, dry in a large tumble dryer on lowest heat setting with tennis balls or small, clean tennis shoes It may take several cycles. Sun bleaching can fade bag if left in sun too long. DRY CLEANING does not work as well as water and some dry-cleaning solvents ruin down. If your cleaner guarantees his solvent is Stoddard Solvent and won't damage down -- and if you know the route his children take to school, you still need to air out the bag VERY well after dry-cleaning because the fumes are unheathy. You'll have your head down in it on a cold day.